1. Planning and Layout

Planning the area to be paved is the first step. Measure the width and the length of the area to be paved. Then multiply the width by the length. The result is the square footage of the area to be paved.

The square footage of the area to be paved should then be multiplied by the paver coverage rate. (This is mentioned as area on that particular pavers page) This rate varies with the size and shape of the paver being used.

2. Excavation

Establish the height limit for the pavers, for avoiding unevenness. Place stakes around the perimeter. Place the string tightly on the stakes, to identify the height level.

3. Base Material

Once excavation is complete, laying of base material can begin. Base material usually consists of crushed rock or gravel. If the sub-base is soft clay, then a thicker layer of base material is needed.

4. Edge Restraints

Edging is essential for the maintenance of every paved area. If edge restraints are not installed, the pavers tend to move and separate. Harsh weather and high traffic usage will lead to uneven and undulated paved surfaces if the edge restraints are not proper.

5. Sand Bedding

Before laying the pavers, a layer of bedding sand should be spread over the compacted base material. This layer provides a surface upon which the pavers are laid. The sand bedding also helps to protect the sand joints from being eroded.

6. Laying Pavers

Lay the pavers in the desired pattern and design. Lay them close together.

If pavers need to be cut, use a diamond saw, masonry chisel or mechanical splitter but always with safety glasses. After all the pavers are laid, use a mechanical plate compactor to help set the pavers in the sand bedding.

7. Sand joints

This step involves sweeping sand over the surface thus filling the joints with sand. This shall help lock the pavers in place. It is important to use fine-grained sand.

8. Voila

Your Disha Ecoloc Paved surface is all set for use.